Biography

David McCraw serves as the principal newsroom lawyer for The New York Times.  He has spent 17 years at The Times and currently holds the position of Deputy General Counsel.  He is the author of the book “Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts” (St. Martin’s 2019), a first-person account of the legal battles that helped shape The Times’s coverage of Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, national security, and the rise of political partisanship in America. He is a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School and an adjunct professor at the NYU Law School.  Mr. McCraw is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Cornell University, and Albany Law School.

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